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February 1929

CHICAGO LARYNGOLOGICAL AND OTOLOGICAL SOCIETYRegular Meeting, Oct. 1, 1928

Arch Otolaryngol. 1929;9(2):226-229. doi:10.1001/archotol.1929.00620030240011

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Abstract

THEEARLYDIAGNOSIS ANDTREATMENT FORLARYNGEALCANCER. DR. JOHNEDMUNDMACKENTY, New York City.

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DISCUSSION

DR. JOSEPHBECK: Glick, Sorensen and others in Europe were among the first to recommend laryngectomy, but the results were not good. The operation by Crile was little better. Later came the use of x-rays and radium and the method of burning out the larynx with the Percy cautery; the patients, however, did not improve much more. They lived through the operation and died from cancer as though they had not been operated on. Since the perfection of the technic by Dr. Mackenty, the results are much better. There is a great deal more to be hoped for if the cases are seen early enough. Too many cases are not presented until the glands of the neck are enlarged. As a matter of fact,

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